Te Wāhipounamu - "Waters of Greenstone" is the maori name for the South Island or Middle Island. Te Wāhipounamu also lends it’s name to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area which encapsulates Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, Westland Tai Poutini and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Parks as well as the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.
Effectively a floating fossil of the ancient supercontinent Gondwanaland, the South Island has all the qualities of a continent and is one of the last, great, untouched wilderness areas in the Southern Hemisphere. STRAVON SAFARIS holds concessions to land on conservation lands covering several million acres throughout this magical island including its National Parks and world heritage areas. Te Wāhipounamu is as beautiful and striking as earth can offer and when you immerse yourself in it's splendour you'll see why it's widely considered heaven on Earth.